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Bluffton named to Transfer Honor Roll

Bluffton University was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the university has created to support transfer students.

Bluffton is one of the 150 colleges and universities selected for the honor. Colleges were named based on their Transfer Friendliness rating.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success.”

Transfer students can search for and connect with transfer-friendly universities, including Bluffton University, through Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool PTK Connect at

At Bluffton, a dedicated admissions transfer coordinator works with each student individually throughout the application process. To be considered for admission, transfer students typically need 12 transferable credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

“Bluffton welcomes transfer students from all over the country, and they are a valuable part of our campus community,” said Holly Metzger, senior admissions counselor at Bluffton. “Some have just one semester of coursework and others have an associate’s degree. Some are athletes, residential and commuter students. It is our goal at Bluffton to provide a personalized and seamless experience for all transfer students from start to finish!”

Located on a 65-acre residential campus, Bluffton offers 86 majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate students, including nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work.

Opportunities for working adults include accounting, business management and RN to BSN degree-completion programs and graduate programs in business administration (MBA), education and organizational management.

Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, Bluffton University graduates are prepared for life. Ninety-nine percent of Bluffton alumni are employed or in graduate school or long-term service within six months of graduation.

Michael Pickel

Guide to transfer

“Bluffton was my top choice, but I second-guessed myself and went to a different school. When I came back here, I was like yeah, it still feels right.”